from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. An alkaloid produced by the decomposition of solanine.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. An alkaloid produced by the decomposition of solanine, as a white crystalline substance having a harsh bitter taste.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A colorless, basic compound, C40H61NO2, prepared by the action of dilute hydrochloric acid on solanine. It crystallizes in long needles and melts at 88° C.


See solanine. (Wiktionary)


  • If organic advocates object to the fact that traces of synthetic pesticides can be detected weeks after consumption, solanidine, one of the potato nerve toxins, has been shown to have a half life in the liver of several months.

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  • With present technology, the solanidine consumed in one potato could be detected years later, but this is almost the only natural pesticide whose biological stability has been examined.

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